South Chesthill Estate


South Chesthill Estate lies on the south side of Lower Glenlyon in Perthshire. The estate enjoys over 6 miles of single and double bank fishing and 32 pools on the River Lyon, one of the major Tay tributaries, which is a beautiful and varied river.  An average of 73 salmon per year over the last five years (2010 – 2014).  The catch is well spread over the spring, summer, and autumn, from March through to October, with salmon caught weighing up to mid 20s lbs.

Chesthill House (sleeps 15) and Gardener’s Cottage (sleeps 4) can both be booked to include fishing, which is broadly split into two sections:  Chesthill House’s beat has capacity for six rods (except mid August when only 4 rods are available) over 4 miles of single and double bank fishing and 23 pools.  The Inverinain beat, accessible for Gardener’s Cottage tenants, has capacity for 3-4 rods depending on the water level, over 2 miles of single bank fishing and 9 pools on the River Lyon.

Gardener's Cottage - sleeps 4

Gardener’s Cottage – sleeps 4

Chesthill House - sleeps 15

Chesthill House – sleeps 15











The Lyon has a long season, from April to the end of the season on 15th October. The river has both a spring run and an autumn run of salmon, with grilse in the summer months. In addition there is excellent brown trout fishing on the river, and also on Loch Creag a Mhadaidh, which is stocked with brown trout.

If you would like to book accommodation and fishing, please contact Alice who coordinates the bookings for the estate on 0208 133 6026, or via email bookings[at]

Whilst those staying on the estate have first priority on fishing, day permits are often available. Price per rod per beat per day: trout permits £10; salmon £35 (discounts for multiple rods). You would need to bring your own rod and tackle. If you require to hire equipment and a ghillie (guide/teacher) it might be possible to arrange this at extra cost .  For more information regarding day permits please contact the Estate Keeper, Hamish Rae on 01887 877 233 or email keeper[at]

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